Actresses From Mississippi

Actresses from Mississippi

  • Alice Haining
    Alice Haining is an American actress.
  • Allie Grant Allie Grant
    Allie Grant is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role as Isabelle Hodes on the Showtime television series Weeds appearing in the series from 2005 to 2009. She also co-starred as Lisa Shay on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory.
  • Aunjanue Ellis
    Aunjanue L. Ellis is an American film, stage, and television actress, and producer. She began her acting career in theater, and made her film debut in Girls Town. She later had leading roles in a number of independent movies, and co-starred in several mainstream films.
  • Beah Richards Beah Richards
    Beah Richards was an American actress of stage, screen and television. She was a poet, playwright and author. During her career, Richards was nominated for a Tony and an Academy Award, and received two Primetime Emmy Awards for her performances on television.
  • Brandy Norwood Brandy Norwood
    Brandy Rayana Norwood, known professionally as Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Born into a musical family in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Carson, California, she began her career as a child and performed as a backing vocalist for teen groups.
  • Britney Spears Britney Spears
    Britney Jean Spears is an American singer, dancer, and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997.
  • Candice Patton
    Candice Kristina Patton is an American actress. Patton is best known for her role as Iris West in The CW television series The Flash and as her recurring role as Tori in the BET television series The Game.
  • Cassi Davis
    Cassandra "Cassi" Davis is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Ella Payne on Tyler Perry's House of Payne.
  • Cynthia Geary Cynthia Geary
    Cynthia Geary is an American actress best known for her role as Shelly Tambo in the television series Northern Exposure. In her Emmy-nominated role, she played a former Miss Northwest Passage beauty queen living with a decades-older lover, Holling Vincoeur.
  • Diane Ladd Diane Ladd
    Diane Ladd is an American actress, film director, producer and author. She has appeared in over 120 film and television roles.
  • Dorothy Dell Dorothy Dell
    Dorothy Dell was an American film actress. She is best remembered for her tragically short life. Her death in an auto accident at age 19 ended what appeared to be a promising Hollywood career.
  • Ernestine Wade Ernestine Wade
    Ernestine Wade was an American actress who is best known for playing the role of Sapphire Stevens on the radio and television program Amos 'n Andy.
  • Evelyn Preer Evelyn Preer
    Evelyn Preer, born Evelyn Jarvis, was a pioneering African-American stage and screen actress and blues singer of the 1910s through the early 1930s. Evelyn was known within the black community as "The First Lady of the Screen."
  • Geneva Carr Geneva Carr
    Geneva Carr is an American television and stage actress with an extensive acting resume. She is best known for her performance as Margery in the original Broadway cast of Hand To God, earning a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
  • Germany Kent
    Germany Kent is an American print and television journalist, former beauty queen, author, actress, businesswoman, model, producer, activist and philanthropist.
  • Hattie Winston
    Hattie Mae Winston is an American television, film and Broadway actress best known for her role as Margaret on Becker and as a prominent cast member of the PBS children's series The Electric Company.
  • Iris Kyle
    Iris Floyd Kyle is an American professional female bodybuilder. She is currently the most successful professional bodybuilder ever, female or male, with ten overall Ms. Olympia wins and two heavyweight wins, along with seven Ms. International wins and one heavyweight win.
  • Jamie Lynn Spears Jamie Lynn Spears
    Jamie Lynn Spears is an American actress, singer and songwriter. The younger sister of recording artist Britney Spears, she is known for her role as Zoey Brooks on the Nickelodeon teen sitcom Zoey 101, on which she starred from 2005 to 2008.
  • Jane Isbell Jane Isbell
    Jane Isbell was a minor actress, bit player and extra who appeared in some major films produced during Hollywood's Golden Era in the 1930s-1940s.
  • Jen Richards
    Jen Richards is a transgender writer, actress, and producer.
  • Jessica Alba Jessica Alba
    Jessica Marie Alba is an American actress and businesswoman. She has won various awards for her acting, including the Choice Actress Teen Choice Award and Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television, and a Golden Globe nomination for her lead role in the television series Dark Angel.
  • Juanita Moore
    Juanita Moore was an American film, television, and stage actress.
  • Karen Pittman
    Karen Pittman is an American stage, film, and television actress. Born in Mississippi and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Pittman received a Bachelor of Science in Voice and Opera at Northwestern University and a Masters of Fine Arts from NYU's Graduate Acting Program.
  • Katherine Bailess Katherine Bailess
    Katherine Bailess is an American actress, singer, and dancer best known for playing the role of Erica Marsh on the CW's hit show One Tree Hill, Life and Death Brigade member Stephanie on Gilmore Girls, and Kyle Hart on the VH1 series Hit the Floor.
  • Lacey Chabert Lacey Chabert
    Lacey Nicole Chabert is an American actress, voice actress and singer. She first gained prominence as a child actress on television for her role as Claudia Salinger in the television drama Party of Five.
  • Laura Bailey (voice actress)
    Laura Dawn Bailey is an American voice actress and ADR director who provides voices for English-language versions of anime and video games, as well as in cartoons.
  • LeAnn Rimes LeAnn Rimes
    Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian is an American singer. Rimes rose to stardom at age 13 following the release of her version of the Bill Mack song "Blue", becoming the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972.
  • Lulah Ragsdale
    Lulah Ragsdale was an American poet, novelist and actor from the U.S. state of Mississippi. She was one of the state's first female writers.
  • Lynn Hamilton (actress) Lynn Hamilton (actress)
    Lynn Hamilton is an American actress who made her film debut in John Cassavetes' Shadows.
  • Marguerite Whitten
    Marguerite Whitten was an American film actress appearing in 14 films between 1938 and 1943, often with actor Mantan Moreland.
  • Martha Mattox
    Martha Mattox was an American silent film actor most notable for her role of Mammy Pleasant in the 1927 film The Cat and the Canary. She also played a role in Torrent. She died from a heart ailment at age 53.
  • Mary Ann Mobley Mary Ann Mobley
    Mary Ann Mobley was an American actress, television personality and Miss America 1959.
  • Mary Elizabeth Ellis Mary Elizabeth Ellis
    Mary Elizabeth Ellis is an American actress. She is best known for her role as The Waitress on the FX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She has also starred in the NBC sitcom Perfect Couples and the Fox sitcom The Grinder. She also starred as Nick's ex-girlfriend in the series New Girl.
  • Maud Jeffries
    Maud Evelyn Craven Jeffries was an American actress. A popular subject for a wide range of theatrical post-cards and studio photographs, she was noted for her height, voice, presence, graceful figure, attractive features, expressive eyes, and beautiful face.
  • Nikki Griffin Nikki Griffin
    Jeanne Nicole "Nikki" Griffin is an American actress.
  • Olivia Holt Olivia Holt
    Olivia Hastings Holt is an American actress and singer. She starred in the Disney XD series Kickin' It, Disney Channel Original Movie Girl vs. Monster, and the Disney Channel Original Series I Didn't Do It. Her debut EP, Olivia, was released on Hollywood Records on July 15, 2016.
  • Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey
    Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.
  • Parker Posey Parker Posey
    Parker Christian Posey is an American actress and musician.
  • Ruth Attaway
    Ruth Attaway was an American film and stage actress. Among the films she appeared in include Raintree County, Porgy and Bess and Being There.
  • Ruth Ford (actress) Ruth Ford (actress)
    Ruth Ford was an American model and stage and film actress. Her brother was the bohemian surrealist Charles Henri Ford. Their parents managed the Tennessee Hotel in Clarksville, Tennessee.
  • Sela Ward Sela Ward
    Sela Ann Ward is an American actress, author and producer, best known for her roles on television beginning in the early '80s.
  • Shea Curry Shea Curry
    Shea Curry is an American actress, perhaps best known for her role as the Lady's Maid Brigitte in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.
  • Simbi Khali
    Simbi Khali is an American actress, singer and songwriter, best known for her roles as Laquita Lumpkins on the FOX sitcom Martin, and as Nina Campbell on the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun.
  • Stella Stevens Stella Stevens
    Stella Stevens is an American film, television, and stage actress. She began her acting career in 1959 and starred in such popular films as Girls!.
  • Taylor Spreitler Taylor Spreitler
    Taylor Danielle Spreitler is an American actress. She portrayed the role of Mia McCormick on Days of Our Lives and Lennox Scanlon on Melissa & Joey.
  • Tig Notaro Tig Notaro
    Mathilde "Tig" O'Callaghan Notaro is an American stand-up comic, writer, radio contributor, and actress. She is known for her deadpan comedy.
  • Tonea Stewart Tonea Stewart
    Tonea Stewart is an American actress and university professor best known for her role as Aunt Etta on the television series In the Heat of the Night.
  • Trinitee Stokes
    Trinitee Stokes is an American child actress, singer and fashion designer. She is known for her role as Judy Cooper in the Disney Channel television series K.C. Undercover.

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